Announcement – All summit sessions and workshops will be online. There will be separate, outdoor walk/bike audits and a bike ride.
As we recover from the COVID-19 virus, we will be working together to ensure that our transportation systems and development are more sustainable, resilient and equitable.
The 2020 Summit is scheduled for Nov 23rd from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm to reach transportation professionals, while also reaching non-professionals that we need to keep informed and engaged to move multimodal topics into daily conversations, policy changes, and state legislation. Multimodal transportation builds connections and increases mobility while preserving a world to pass on to future generations.
The annual Summit brings together local leaders, state legislators, transportation professionals, planners, engineers, construction firms, developers, students, and passionate citizen advocates to discuss the current state, known challenges, and the best future for our state’s transportation system. The Summit includes both APA and ITE professional development credits to keep planning and engineering professionals well informed and certified.
Contact Tony Cherolis (or call 860-204-2704) if you have any questions.
We’ll kick off the Nov 23rd summit with a keynote session and speakers. This year the keynote will be featuring both Dr. Adonia Lugo and Angie Schmitt. Both have recent books that will be featured in a pre-summit book club discussion (book club sign-up here).
Adonia Lugo – Cultural anthropologist Adonia E. Lugo, PhD is the chair of the Urban Sustainability Department at Antioch University Los Angeles. Dr. Lugo began investigating sustainable infrastructure during her graduate studies at UC Irvine, when she co-created CicLAvia in Los Angeles. After receiving her doctorate in 2013, she worked at the League of American Bicyclists in Washington, D.C. as a national leader in building better “human infrastructure.” Today, Dr. Lugo looks for ways to bring her racial justice expertise from the field of bicycle advocacy into equitable and sustainable mobility at large. In addition to her role as an educator, Dr. Lugo is involved in a number of projects designed to expand support for mobility justice as a core organizer of The Untokening and the manager of the Bike Equity Network email list.
Angie Schmitt – Angie is one of the country’s best known writers on the topic of sustainable transportation. She was the long time national editor at Streetsblog. Her writing and commentary have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic and NPR. She is the founder of the new firm 3MPH Planning and Consulting, a small Cleveland-based firm which is focused on pedestrian safety. Her book Right of Way: Race, Class and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America was published in August by Island Press.
Multimodal transportation topics are inherently regional. This Summit includes presenters and topics from the Northeast Region and beyond.
A discount code to purchase Right of Way will be emailed to those RSVP’ing for the book club discussion. For those that love libraries, here are your local options:
Transport Hartford is partnering with Sustainable CT and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities for a how to training on hosting, completing, and documenting an effective walk and bike audit.
On Saturday November 21st Go New Haven Go will be leading a group bicycle ride leaving from Union Station at 10:30 am and visiting the six Safe Routes for All deployments installed in New Haven in the Fall of 2019. We’ll see how those safety improvement installations are doing one year later. Share the ride and invite others with this Facebook event.
The rain date for this event is the following day, Sunday, November 22nd at 10:30 am.
(The draft schedule will be finalized by the end of October)
Multimodal transportation options abound with CTtransit, CTfastrak, Amtrak, commuter buses, regional buses, and the Hartford Line commuter rail. If you are flying in for the Summit can take the Bradley Flyer shuttle to Downtown Hartford from the airport. There are several hotels within easy walking distance. —- But yeah. We’re going to online summit sessions, so this section just got a lot shorter.
We are partnering with the Sustainable CT Match Fund and all summit sponsorship donations will be matched 100%!